"Just an ordinary child!"
...As though it were just an ordinary child who had come up behind Jason to smack him on the bum, because that's what ordinary children do in stores. ??? Naturally, that's become our newest random phrase.
Grace walked into the bathroom just after Jason had taken his shirt off to examine his range of motion after a recent shoulder injury. Her immediate reaction?
Grace [in a taunting voice, looking up at him as he looks in the mirror]: You're not strong.
I suppose she thought he was "making a muscle." Of all the people to say this to!! (Jason is a weightlifter and without a doubt the strongest person I know.)
Grace decided to make her own money this week. Jason asked her what she would use the money to buy.
Grace: I'm gonna buy a bulldog!
Josiah (age 9): An English bulldog costs about $1000. Do you have that much?
Grace: [pauses as she considers this crucial piece of information] Then I'll buy a Spanish bulldog!
I've checked--There really is a breed referred to as the Spanish bulldog. No, we're not getting one, and no, Grace didn't know about this breed.
While Grace and Josiah were playing together today, I heard Grace refer to herself again as being "just an ordinary child." Josiah's reaction?
Josiah: An ordinary child? Not hardly!
I agree! Would "just an ordinary child" teach her baby doll Emily to read and help her sound out the words?
Well...perhaps. But how many five year olds do you know who have a job as a Mail Girl...
and take that job very seriously?
I only know one, and trust me...she is no ordinary child.